New Retrofit Scheme for Scottish Landlords

A major programme to retrofit public sector buildings in Scotland and give all public sector organisations and registered social landlords the choice of having a combination of energy efficiency installations across their buildings has been launched. The measures include building fabric, environmental service systems and their...

Government demands more action from Whirlpool on faulty tumble dryers

Margot James has written to the company asking it to resolve an ongoing safety issue affecting millions of consumers more quickly. A new government-backed working group will deliver urgent recommendations to improve the safety of white goods, including tumble dryers, Consumer Minister Margot James announced today...

Baroness Neville-Rolfe’s speech on energy efficiency

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to be here today to share the UK’s experiences of energy efficiency policy. I’m the newly appointed minister energy in the newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in a new government under the leadership of...

SCOTS PLAN FOR RENEWABLES BOOST

A new independent report claims that Scotland can and must obtain half of its energy from renewable sources within the next 14 years. And an Energy Saving Trust report, also just published, shows that Scotland is already making progress towards this goal, estimating that 2015 saw...

ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAN BOOST ECONOMY

esearch organisations The Association for the Conservation of Energy and The Regulatory Assistance Project claim that tackling our energy efficiency climate deficit is essential and could lead to a £45 billion boost to UK economy. But they say that successive Governments have failed to act on...

Post Brexit confidence in efficiency takes dip

The energy efficiency sector has seen supplier confidence continue to fall following Brexit, according to the latest quarterly report from Energy Efficiency Verification Specialists (EEVS). The UK Energy Efficiency Trends report, which takes into account trends in supplier order books, staffing, sale prices and government action,...

Scotland committed to energy efficiency

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s newly-released Plan for Scotland includes a continuing commitment to energy efficiency, and a hint that there could be more energy saving schemes in the offing. The document, published yesterday, sets out the Scottish Government’s plans for the remainder of this parliament...

Heat pump plan would cost 300 billion

Plans proposed by the previous Government to decarbonise heating by fitting electric heat pumps in most homes by 2050 would cost about £300bn, claims a new report from the Policy Exchange. The paper, which takes into account the installation cost of more than £8,500 per heat...

UK SET TO MISS 2020 HEAT TARGET

The Government is being pressed to take urgent action on renewables heating after MPs warned that the UK is set to miss its commitment to reduce carbon emissions in four years. MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have warned the Government that, on its...